Current calls for proposals, job vacancies, award nominations and other opportunities around the GBIF network and among our partners:

If you know of any opportunities that may be of interest to the GBIF community, please contact us.

Current open positions at the GBIF Secretariat

GBIF is seeking to recruit three staff members to join its informatics team: a Technical Liaison as a senior staff member to provide strategic leadership in biodiversity informatics and delivery of open data infrastructure, and a Web Developer and Software Developer (data team) to reinforce GBIF’s ability to deliver high-quality tools for publishing and using biodiversity data.

Please find details of the positions and application guidelines on:

Ebbe Nielsen Challenge

The GBIF Secretariat has launched the inaugural GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge, an open incentive competition that seeks to encourage innovative uses of the more than half a billion species occurrences and other data mobilized through and related to GBIF’s international network.

Submissions for Round One were completed on 2 March 2015. An expert jury will judge entries on their innovation, functionality and applicability to researchers, policymakers, educators, students and citizens, before selecting three to six Round Two finalists to compete for a €20,000 First Prize later in 2015.

The Challenge extends the legacy of the Ebbe Nielsen Prize established by the GBIF Governing Board to honour the memory of Dr Ebbe Schmidt Nielsen, one of the founders of GBIF and an inspirational leader in the fields of biosystematics and biodiversity informatics.

Nominations for the 2015 Young Researchers Award

The call for proposals for the 2015 GBIF Young Researchers Awards is now closed. The Young Researchers Awards intend to foster innovative research and discovery in biodiversity informatics. Two awards of €4,000 are available to one master's student and one doctoral student.

Learn more about the Award and past recipients